Chia: Food Fad or the Real Deal?

In this article on, writer Carly Weeks takes a look at one of the latest seeds that is claiming great health benefits. Is the hype true?

“You’ve heard of goji, acai and quinoa. Now meet chia, the latest “superfood.” Proponents swear by the small seeds, claiming they have more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, huge amounts of antioxidants and are excellent sources of protein and fibre. Early adopters claim chia seeds can help you lose weight, improve heart health and reduce inflammation. But do the health claims stack up, or are they just hype?”

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